About the Harlingen Art Forum

We are a group of artists in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas dedicated to visual arts, visual arts education, and promotion of visual arts throughout our communities.

We operate D’Arte Centre Gallery on Historic Downtown Harlingen’s Jackson Street where our member artists show and sell their creations.  D’Arte Centre also sponsors classes for beginners and advanced art techniques, workshops and summer children’s art programs.

We hold monthly meetings on art topics of interest to our members and the arts appreciating public.

We maintain a College Scholarship Program.  Annually Valley High School seniors wishing to pursue higher education in the arts may compete for awards to assist in funding tuition, textbooks and art supplies.

We operate the Beachcombers Fine Art Show every July at the South Padre Island Convention Centre to promote artists and our scholarship program.  In 2010 the 51st Annual Beachcombers is July 24 and 25.  Applications will be available for artists on January 15th 2010.

Contact us at:

D’Arte Centre Gallery

115 E Jackson

Harlingen Texas 78550


or via email:  gallerydirector@harlingenartforum.com